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What country did Christopher Columbus sail for?

Asked by BrainyChick - 7 years 11 months ago

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which country did christopher columbus sail from?

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Answered by oz
7 years 11 months ago
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On August 2, 1492, Columbus set sail in search of the East Indies. The voyage was financed by Ferdinand and Isabella by making the city of Palos pay back a debt to the crown by providing two of the ships, and by getting Italian financial backing for part of the expenses. The crown had to put up very little money from the treasury.

Columbus and 90 crewmen boarded the three ships that were to make the first voyage to the New World, the Ni?a, Pinta, and the flagship, Santa Maria. On October 12, 1492, Columbus first saw the islands of the new world, landing in the Bahamas. Later in the month, he would sail to Cuba, and to Hispaniola (now Haiti). He thought he had reached the East Indies, the islands off Southeast Asia.

Contrary to popular belief, most educated individuals in the 15th century, and especially sailors, already knew that the earth was round. What was not realized by Columbus, however, was just how big a globe it was. Columbus seriously underestimated the size of the planet.

He died at Valladolid, Spain on May 20, 1506, at the age of 55.


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commented 5 years 5 months ago

I'm doing a project on Columbus & the question I asked on this was NOT answered at all! I was asking, who sent Columbus on the mission! Your answer was NO HELP!

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age 54

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thank you

commented 7 years 3 months ago

Actually He was on the search of India not East Indies As answered by "OZ". When he found the people after his long voyage, he was surprise seeing the "RED" peoples. thats why he named them as "RED INDIAN" Because he was searching for the INDIA (INDIAN). For further details please refere http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Columbus

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14 Chapters of the true life of Christopher Columbus
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east indies

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what country did chirstopher columbus set sail for?

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